'community' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

'community' Tagged Posts (Page 2)


Pastor Bob’s December blog post looks at the value of home and traditions during this Christmas season.

Step Up: Witness

We conclude our Stewardship dialogue exploring witness, though the idea of witnessing or sharing our faith is one that evokes a variety of perspectives.

Step Up: Service

Pacific Beach UMC has a long history of service such that we have become known in the community as the church that feeds the homeless. But is that all there is to service?

Step Up: Gifts

Often the idea of stewardship is only thought of in terms of financial giving – our gifts. But an easy trap to get into is that God needs our money. I don’t believe that for a second.

Step Up: Presence

The October tradition at Pacific Beach UMC is to explore our Stewardship commitments. This week we explore the importance of our presence in the ministries of the church.


Dear friends… July brings a particular beginning that is significant to many United Methodists, and the recent conclusion of the California-Pacific Annual Conference makes this even more definitive – particularly for those who participated in the Conference. As your Pastor here at Pacific Beach United Methodist Church, you may know that my “church membership” does not reside at PB UMC or any other local church. My membership resides at the Annual Conference, and it is through our Bishop’s leadership at…

Authentic Resurrection

Dear friends… As we move into the month of April (and as my dad would say), Spring has sprung! The famous San Diego weather has returned and the sun warms us free of clouds of rain. Fresh blooms are appearing, and the lemon tree (bush) in our back yard is producing in excess. It reminds me of something we’ve talked about recently: resurrection moments. This month, we will celebrate Easter – a resurrection moment surely in the ministry of the…

Extravagant Hospitality

This past month, United Methodists of the California-Pacific Annual Conference gathered once again at the University of Redlands for worship, fellowship, and the business of the Annual Conference. While you will surely read more about some of these events from the many representatives from PB UMC, I want to highlight one small portion of the Annual Conference that I think can have great implication for discerning where God may be calling the people of PB UMC. A good percentage of…

Helper Bags

In an effort to grow our community outreach, we will be making and handing out “helper bags” filled with essentials to our homeless neighbors, along with an invitation to join us in our Wednesday night meals, as well as a list of other local homeless dining options.
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